Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 26.985 W 118° 04.302
11T E 409122 N 4478228
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 145 is located on Nevada Highway 400 about 15 miles south of Interstate 80 at the gravel road leading to Unionville.
Waymark Code: WMF8RD
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/11/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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This Historic Marker marker describes the change from Southern to Northern alignment of this mining camp.
Marker Title (required): Unionville

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 145

Marker Text (required):
Southern sympathizers settled in Buena Vista Canyon in 1861 after the discovery of silver ore. Appropriately called Dixie, their camp’s name changed to Unionville in 1862, when the will of the neutral and northern factions of the population prevailed. The town was designated as the seat of Humboldt County, which was itself the product of Buena Vista mining activity. Unionville lost this distinction to Winnemucca in 1873. By the late 1870s most of the local ores were depleted, but it remained a pleasant place, enjoying more amenities and less violence than most mining towns in spite of strong political feelings. Today, Unionville still retains its picturesqueness.

County (required): Pershing

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

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